Donated trees submerged in annual fish habitat day
by Barry Featheringill
Not all Christmas trees get put out to pasture or street curbs come December 26. In fact, some get put out to the lake. 482 to be exact.
This past Saturday, dozens of volunteers gathered at the Lithia Springs boat ramp on Lake Shelbyville to create habitats for fish in the 25th annual fish habitat improvement day.
According to Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) district fisheries biologist Mike Mounce, this year boasted 105 volunteers which, while less than last year’s record setting 157, was still a work force enough to get the job done. Mounce attributed the decline due to postponing the event and the colder weather.Login or Subscribe to read the rest of this story.